Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya has issued a statement on loan default charges.Reuters

London's Westminster Court has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya back to India in connection to the loan default case.

Mallya has been charged in India for fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore.

The liquor baron had attended a hearing which was going to decide his fate. Mallya had fled to the United Kingdom in 2016 and India has been demanding for his extradition since then.

Mallya told reporters earlier on Monday, "My employees are my first priority. In the last two years, we've made two separate applications to the court to use the money deposited in the court to pay employees. The court hasn't given us a decision. If the court accepts my settlement offer, pay the employees first."